Man dies following head-on collision, submersion near Bentley

SEDGWICK COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) Update: Wednesday, September 18, 2019

The Sedgwick County Sheriff's Office says a man critically injured in a crash Tuesday night near Bentley has died.

Lt. Myers, a spokesperson for the sheriff's office, identified the man as 58-year-old Clifford Bliss, of Sedgwick, Kan.

Myers says it's believed Bliss ran a stop sign in the area of the 15800 block of W. 109th Street.

The driver of the semi was not seriously hurt.

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Tuesday, September 17, 2019

One person is critically injured in a Tuesday-night crash in north Sedgwick County involving a semi and a car.

The call came in around 7:45 p.m. in the 15800 block of W. 109th Street, west of Bentley.

Sedgwick County Sheriff's Lt. David Hine says the crash involved a semi with a trailer and a small, white car.

Hine says the truck was traveling west on 109th Street from Bently after dropping off a load of grain at the elevator. The car was traveling north on 167th Street West.

The semi and the car collided and both vehicles ended up in a drainage pond. Emergency crews pulled the car's driver from the vehicle. That driver was found not breathing and transported to a Wichita hospital in critical condition.

The semi's driver was not hurt, Hine says. The semi driver reported the car did not stop at a stop sign at 167th West, leading to the collision.